Wednesday, hosted by Barb at Grits and Glamour. Barb started this fun event to showcase what we have hanging on our walls - a true indication of a personality, I think. Make sure to visit Barb @ http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/ to see all of this weeks posts!
This was a Christmas gift from my darling daughter Cait 2 years ago. Bless her heart, she was a freshman in college with no money to speak of. She raided our photo files on all of our computers and came up with this gorgeous collage of some of my favorite pictures from family vacations at the beach. She then sweet talked Daddy into printing it on canvas and stretching it for me.
Needless to say, this is one of my most cherished gifts. She really put alot of thought and work into this. If you look closely, you will probably recognize alot of the shots from previous posts and my sidebar (and yes funny Mr. Crab is there too!) She really captured the feeling of our family time together. I told you I have the best daughter in the world, right?
Hope you enjoyed seeing what's on my wall. Don't forget to check Barb's blog to see who else is sharing their wall decor with us this week!
It's time for another edition of Wordless Wednesday, graciously hosted by Dixie at French Lique, Texas. Where is French Lique you ask? Just hop on over to http://frenchlique.blogspot.com/ to find out! Visit Miss Dixie to find a list of this weeks participants in Wordless Wednesday - the word for this week is "books". Enjoy!
And since it's Wednesday, that means it's time for Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. Make sure to visit Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ to see a list of this week's participants and visit all of their outdoor spaces.
Several years ago, our little town approved plans for a large outdoor shopping center to be built on property that had been a family owned ranch for over a hundred years. Most of the "old timers", including myself, were not too thrilled with the idea. We have worked very hard in Georgetown to retain our small town charm, and many people have worked tirelessly to ensure that our downtown square remains vital and busy! The developers promised that this would not be a "cookie cutter" project, and that they would retain natural areas, trails and outdoor space for public use. They also made arrangements to place signage in the center directing people to visit the square and historic courthouse. They also arrange for shuttle buses to the downtown square during festivals and fairs. I am pleased to say that they lived up to their promises. Below are just a few of the areas that can be enjoyed by people shopping at Wolfe Ranch.
A view of the hills surrounding the shopping center.
This is one of the many patio areas in this development where you can relax (or send hubby when he starts driving you nuts!)
View of the fountain area from one of our favorite restaurants. When the weather is pleasant, there is nothing nicer than sitting on the patio with a cool drink and watching an amazing sunset.
Hope you enjoyed this little tour. It's nice when a large development can complement a small town rather than overrun it!